In the age of gold

Local high school athletes from Camarillo and Rio Mesa soared in 2016. These are some of our favorite images of the year

YEAR IN REVIEW /// The best photos of 2016

Toy drive racks up holiday joy

The county’s largest toy drive delivered thousands of smiles this Christmas, organizers said. During the two weeks before the holiday, more than 4,200 foster children and kids from low-income households picked out free toys and gifts at the Ventura County Children’s Services Auxiliary’s 33rd annual Toy Store. The auxiliary’s 10-member board set up this year’s Toy Store inside donated space […]

First the feast, then the Frisbee

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL— Violet is a Staffordshire bull terrier mix. She is about 7 years old. She is well-trained and loves to play with her toys. Violet needs a single-pet home with no children. If you would like to adopt Violet, ask for ID No. A545887 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been […]

Camarillo landmark goes all out for the holiday season

Chinese restaurant offers festive atmosphere and delicious fare

“Be broke or be wealthy, but never accept mediocrity.” I found this quote inside my fortune cookie at the end of a delicious meal at Chester’s Asia in Camarillo, and the words seem to aptly sum up a dining experience at this superb Chinese restaurant. First of all, there’s nothing mediocre about Chester’s, from the colorful and welcoming environment to […]


SAT., DEC. 31 Boots And Slippers Square Dance Club 8 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Rocking New Year’s Eve square dance. Light buffet, sparkling cider midnight toast, noisemakers. Three callers and two halls. Beginners who started square dance class in September are welcome. Cost: $20 per person, includes food. Contact: Bob or Glenda. Phone: 805. 526.3130. […]

Modern home has high ceilings, granite countertops

House has built-in security system

This single-story home, built in 2014, has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with approximately 2,385 square feet. The house has an open floor plan. Many rooms have 10-foot ceilings. The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double oven, walk-in pantry and large center island/ breakfast bar. The kitchen opens to the great room with a dining area facing the […]

Remodeled townhome in Westlake Village an investment opportunity

This remodeled two-bedroom, two-bath Northshore townhouse in Westlake Village has partial lake views. The kitchen has custom cabinets and granite counters, a breakfast area with picture window, wine fridge and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens to the dining room and living room. There is a brand-new state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning system. Amenities include hardwood floors throughout, crown molding, […]

Dilbeck Real Estate gives back during the holidays

Dilbeck Real Estate held its annual winter clothing drive from Nov. 2 through Dec. 9. The company donated over 120 bags of warm clothing and blankets. Sales partners from Dilbeck’s 14 offices contributed warm clothing and blankets to agencies helping people in need. The donations benefited Union Station Homeless Services, the Salvation Army, San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, Assistance League […]